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”The Dignity of Womanhood“: Olive Beamish (1890-1978):

Typist, Trade Unionist and Labour Activist at the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network Annual Conference. This year’s conference is on the theme of "Women and the Labour Movement in Britain from 1880 to 1950". Author Lucienne Boyce will be giving a talk about Olive Beamish, a suffragette and one of many highly-educated women who studied to degree level then had to make a career in secretarial work. She went on to serve on the national executive of the Clerical and Administrative Workers’ Union, and was also active in the Labour Party. The conference is organised in partnership with Llafur and will take place in Aberdare.


Small Publishers Fair

Join Wendy Worley, author of 'Echoes of Friendship', and Nikki Copleston, author of 'The Shame of Innocence' at the Small Publishers Fair in Frome today. It's a day for readers, writers, publishers and artists alike. 


Girl Cop at Winsley WI

19:30 - 20:30
Meet Sandy Osborne, author of 'Girl Cop' and 'Girl Cop in Trouble', at Winsley WI Winsley Village Hall. FFI follow @Girlcopnovel on Twitter.


Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn’t Know About The Spanish Civil War

14:00 - 15:30
David Ebsworth presents a session about the Spanish Civil War at Chorlton Library Manchester. Sign up to his eNewsletter here to find out more and check other dates from April onwards.


Charity event in aid of St Peter's Hospice

10:30 - 14:30
Girl Cop author Sandy Osborne will be supporting the Knutty Knitters who are holding an event for friends and family of St Peter’s Hospice at St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Luckington Road, BS7 0UP. The Knutty Knitters will be telling their story, have knitted items on display and will be holding a raffle draw (which includes Girl Cop books as prizes!). Coffee and cake will be available as they strive to reach their £150,000 target which currently stands at just over £120,000.


SilverWood Social 2017

17:00 - 22:30
Always a popular event in the SilverWood calendar, the annual Social is a wonderful opportunity for authors to get together and chat or share experiences over some food and a glass of wine. Please save the date. Venue and any writing-related sessions to be confirmed.


Girl Cop at Leigh on Mendip WI

20:00 - 21:00
Bridget Jones in a uniform! Sandy Osborne talks about her novels 'Girl Cop' and 'Girl Cop in Trouble'. Leigh on Mendip WI Village Hall. FFI follow @Girlcopnovel on Twitter.

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